Updated 21 November 2022
Saudi Arabia has removed most of its COVID-related travel restrictions and entry guidelines, and with it, the travel ban on Saudi citizens to India. As of now, there are also no restrictions for incoming passengers from India.
What is the latest flight India – Saudi schedule? What are the updated entry, testing and quarantine guidelines? Here’s all you need to know.
India – Saudi Arabia flights
For complete schedules and bookings for India – Saudi Arabia flights, please visit our flights’ page. Given below are three major airlines currently flying from the Kingdom to India. Please ensure to check your airlines for the latest updates.
- Delhi – Jeddah up to two direct flights and few connecting flights 4 times a week. Ticket prices starting from INR 26,070
- Mumbai – Jeddah one direct flight 5 times a week. Ticket prices starting from INR 28,669
- Delhi – Riyadh up to one direct flight and few connecting flights 4 times a week. Ticket prices starting from INR 32,256
- Mumbai- Riyadh up to one direct flight and multiple connecting flights weekly. Ticket prices starting from INR 22,097
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- Delhi – Riyadh, upto 13 connecting flights everyday. Ticket prices starting from INR 19,261
- Mumbai – Riyadh, one direct and multiple connecting flights everyday. Ticket prices starting from INR 19,990
- Delhi – Jeddah, upto 13 connecting flights everyday. Ticket prices starting from INR 32,276
Please visit Wego for Air India full schedule.
Spicejet operates flights to cities in Saudi Arabia including Jeddah and Riyadh.
- Delhi – Riyadh three connecting flights daily. Ticket prices starting from INR 23,669
- Mumbai – Jeddah one direct flight 3 days a week. Ticket prices starting from INR 31,720
- Chennai – Jeddah one connecting flights 6 days a week. Ticket prices starting from INR 29,301
Please visit Wego for SpiceJet full schedule.
India to Saudi Arabia travel guidelines
According to the latest update from Saudi Embassy in New Delhi, Indian people would no longer need to submit police clearance documents to obtain a visa to Saudi Arabia as a part
In view of the strong relations and strategic partnership between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of India, the Kingdom has decided to exempt the Indian nationals from submitting a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC). pic.twitter.com/LPvesqLlPR— Saudi Embassy in New Delhi (@KSAembassyIND) November 17, 2022
of the two nations’ efforts to further improve bilateral relations.
- Passengers travelling to Saudi Arabia must download and register on the Tawakkalna app at least 8 hours after arrival.
- All guests intending to visit the Kingdom (excluding Saudi Citizens, Residents and GCC Citizens) must have medical insurance that covers the costs of COVID-19 treatment.
Please note that, as stated by the Ministry of Interior, Saudi Arabia has now scrapped its mask mandate lifting most of the coronavirus-related restrictions including showing the health status on the Tawakkalna application. Wearing masks in closed places is not required in most cases.
It is also required for the facilities, activities, events and means of public transport that wish to continue applying higher levels of protection by wearing a mask for the entry.
However, wearing masks is still a requirement for entry into the Grand Mosque in Makkah, Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, and those places for which protocols are issued by the Public Health Authority (Weqaya).
Vaccination is no longer mandatory for those looking to enter Saudi Arabia.
Furthermore, the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has also stated that immunization and health verification are NO longer required on the Tawakkalna application to enter facilities, activities, and events as well as for boarding planes and public transport vehicles.
However, the requirement will still be in place for those whose nature requires immunization or to continue verifying health status according to the general health requirements set by the Public Health Authority.
Tawakkalna health status verification can also be made for the entry to facilities, activities, occasions, events and means of public transport that wish to implement higher levels of protection by continuing the immunization requirement.
Testing and quarantine requirements
Effective 5 March 2022 onwards, travellers to the KSA regardless of their immunisation status and type of visa, are no longer required to undergo institutional quarantine or COVID-19 PCR tests.
Umrah from India
Saudi Arabia is currently issuing permits to foreign pilgrims wishing to perform the Umrah, including the ones from India. Additionally, the Saudi government has also eased most COVID-related restrictions for international arrivals from essentially all countries including:
- Pilgrims are no longer needed to present a PCR test upon arrival
- Pilgrims no longer need to present proof of vaccination when issuing Umrah permit.
- Unvaccinated pilgrims can perform Umrah as long as they are not infected with COVID-19 or in contact with people who are infected with COVID-19.
- Children aged 5 and above can apply for an Umrah permit and pray at the Holy Rawdah.
However, travellers arriving on visit visas (including Umrah pilgrims) must have medical insurance to cover any COVID-19 related treatment costs during their stay.
Check out our article – Umrah 2022 Guide For Pilgrims From India to know all about Umrah related guidelines and travel requirements while travelling from India.